The last couple of weeks of the NBA has been something to remember. LeBron James broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s long-standing scoring record. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving requested trades away from the Nets. Finally, the Russell Westbrook experiment is over in Los Angeles. After all those events, the All-Star game will be a much-needed break from the season.
Although there will not be NBA games, bettors can still bet on the events happening during the All-Star week. One of my favorite events is the skills competition. This year the competition will be slightly different. There will be three teams that participate in three rounds of competition.
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Best NBA All-Star Skills Competition Bet
Here is my pick for the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Skills Competition.
Rooks: Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons), Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets), and Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
Jazz: Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler, and Collin Sexton (All members of the Utah Jazz)
Antetokounmpos: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and Alex Antetokounmpo (All members of the Milwaukee Bucks)
The team with the most experience and chemistry will win this challenge. That team is the Jazz. They play together every night and have three players that have different skills. Their chemistry and skillsets will give them an advantage in this competition. Anything can happen during All-Star events, but the Jazz has the most betting value.
Pick: Jazz Win
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